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School and College Abilities Test (SCAT) Accommodations

Students with disabilities in grades two and up take the SCAT test on a computer at Prometric Test Centers.

Requesting Accommodations for the School and College Abilities Test (SCAT)

If your child has a learning, physical, mental health, or medical disability or impairment (including life threatening/severe allergies or other medical dietary restrictions) that  requires accommodation for his or her testing, take the steps below before scheduling a test and after submitting a Talent Search application (for grades 2-8) or DCC Applications (for grades 9 and up):

  1. Please login to your MyCTY account and select the link that says “Accommodation Requests for CTY Programs and SCAT/STB Testing.”
  2. After selecting the link, you will need to consent to visiting CTY’s new accommodations request system, Accommodate. From there, you will be taken to an online Accommodations Request form.
  3. Complete the online accommodations request form. Be prepared to discuss your child’s strengths as well as where he or she might struggle during standardized tests. Attach documentation with submission if possible.
  4. In the future, you will be able to log into Accommodate via the link in MyCTY to renew accommodations requests and request additional accommodations.

Review/download the guide to Accommodate (PDF)

If you have any difficulties, contact CTY Disabilities Services: 410-735-6215 or cty-disabilities@jhu.edu. Please note this email and voicemail are checked regularly, but you will be directed to leave a message. Your call or email will typically be returned within 48 business hours. You can also contact Melissa Kistler at 410-735-6206.

You must complete a request for accommodation every year and with a re-test within the same academic year, even if your child received accommodations for CTY testing, in a past CTY program, or was evaluated by CTY’s Diagnostic and Counseling Center. The privacy rights of each student are honored to the fullest extent possible.

Please do not call Prometric to schedule your child's testing appointment until you hear from CTY Disability Services regarding the approval or denial of your request. Accommodations will not be in place if a test is scheduled before receiving an approval letter from CTY Disability Services.

 
Want more information to consider when selecting a test?           CTY Testing Considerations